Nicole grew up in the small town Clarkston, Michigan with big dreams of working in the fashion industry. She understood a good education could open doors to a career in fashion and earned her bachelor’s degree in Applied Art from Central Michigan University.
Upon graduation, Nicole earned a position at Johnson Controls designing color and materials for the automotive industry. Her career in automotive design has spanned the industry working for suppliers and major automotive OEM’s like Mazda and Nissan. Her career took her from Michigan to California and then to Shanghai, China where she worked for one of the world’s leading automotive leather suppliers. She learned to research empirical data to understand customer trends and how to integrate these trends into color and material designs for production cars from affordable to luxury models.
Nicole’s career in automotive design opened her mind to innovative ideas for fashion. With 14 years of experience working in automotive design a vision for her jewelry collection “Up All Night” was born. The line was inspired by the culmination of her passion for color, fashion and her expertise working with leather in automotive design.
Up All Night is the first collection by Nicole Fonseca. Each piece is hand crafted, fashion forward and exclusively unique – no two pieces will ever look the same.
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